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Volunteer of the Year Award

Each year since 1991, the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre and the OCTC Foundation have honoured one of our dedicated volunteers with the OCTC Volunteer of the Year Award.

About the OCTC Volunteer of the Year Award

In memory of the late Robert McGibbon, in 1991 the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre (OCTC) established a Volunteer of the Year Award which is presented annually at the OCTC Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.

Nominations for the award are submitted by OCTC volunteers and staff. Nominees for the OCTC Volunteer of the Year Award should exhibit the characteristics exemplified by the award's inspiration, Mr. McGibbon, who was an exceptional volunteer demonstrating reliability, cheerfulness, commitment and a sincere interest in the well being of OCTC clients and of the Centre itself.

The Current OCTC Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient

OCTC's 2016 Volunteer of the Year is Catherine Fyfe, who since 2007 has contributed close to 700 hours to various programs, including the preschool and OCTC school. Read more...

Past OCTC Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients

The following outstanding volunteers have been previously recognized for their valuable contribution with the OCTC Volunteer of the Year Award:

2015 — Russ Alexander 2016 — Catherine Fyfe
2013 — Alissa Fox 2014 — Glen Russell
2011 — Bob Rennie 2012 — Jane Ritchie
2009 — Angela Baird 2010 — Sally Hutchison
2007 — Jack Cook & Jean Haché 2008 — Diane Leduc
2005 — Carol Harper & Gina Manion 2006 — Bob Paradis
2003 — Sharon Wueppelmann & Serge Poirier 2004 — Stella Russell
2001 — Sylvia Renaud 2002 — Linda Bilodeau
1999 — Jimmy Ryan 2000 — Mary Corley
1997 — Sue Howarth 1998 — Ineke Ketting
1995 — Ron Collings 1996 — Elgeta Miller
1993 — Susan Lennox 1994 — Connie Quirk
1991 — Joyce Cook 1992 — Mac Huff & Rolly Hamilton

Thank you to all our volunteers for generously donating your time, skills and compassion to the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre and enriching the lives of residents in our community!

2016 OCTC Volunteer of the Year Award recipient Catherine Fyfe (middle) with Dawn Paxton, Board Vice Chair (left) and Kathleen Stokely, CEO